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  • DOJ Publishes Spring 2005 Regulatory Agenda (5/16/2005)
    DOJ publishes its spring 2005 semiannual regulatory agenda. (70 FR 27116, 5/16/05)
    AILA Doc. No. 05051664.
  • EOIR Interim Rule on Background and Security Investigations (1/31/2005)
    EOIR's interim rule makes significant changes affecting granting of relief in removal proceedings pending security investigations, and consequences of respondents’ failure to comply. Comments are due 4/1/05. (70 FR 4743, 1/31/05)
    AILA Doc. No. 05012861.
  • ICE/EOIR Final Rule on Countries to Which Foreign Nationals May Be Removed (1/5/2005)
    Joint ICE/EOIR final rule providing new procedures for designation and determination of a country for removal, acceptance by a country is not required, and the determination of a "country" does not require the existence or functionality of a government. (70 FR 661, 1/5/05)
    AILA Doc. No. 05010561.
  • DOJ Publishes its Semiannual Regulatory Agenda(262 KB - 12/13/2004)
    The Department of Justice published its semiannual regulatory agenda outlining current and projected rulemaking efforts by the Department and provides an estimated timetable for each item. (68 FR 73404, 12/13/04)
    AILA Doc. No. 04121366.
  • DOJ Final Rule on US-Canada Agreement on Asylum Claims Made in Transit and at Land POEs (11/29/2004)
    EOIR final rule adopting proposed rule on the 12/5/02 US-Canada agreement, barring certain aliens arriving from Canada at ports of entry (POEs) or in transit during removal from Canada, from applying for asylum and related protections in the U.S. Rule effective 12/29/04. (69 FR 69490, 11/29/04)
    AILA Doc. No. 04112967.
  • DOJ Publishes Final Rule on 212(c) Relief (9/28/2004)
    EOIR final rule with procedures for filing 212(c) relief for eligible individuals in proceedings or under final deportation/removal orders. Rule addresses criminal convictions resulting from pre-4/1/97 plea agreements reached prior to trial verdict. Rule effective 10/28/04. (69 FR 57826, 9/28/04)
    AILA Doc. No. 04092861.
  • DOJ Publishes Notice of Class Action Judgment in Durnford v. Aschcroft (9/27/2004)
    The Notice of Resolution of Class Action on behalf of white males not selected as immigration judges during 1994 and 1995 is published to inform class members of the class action settlement, and to set forth the rights of class members. (69 FR 57714, 9/27/04)
    AILA Doc. No. 04092761.
  • EOIR Comment Request on Amending Regulations to Conform Regulations Changes (7/28/2004)
    The interim rule revises regulations on definitions and fees, and on issuance of NTAs and subpoenas, to avoid duplication. The rule also makes a technical change. This interim rule is effective on 7/28/04. Comments must be submitted on or before 8/27/04. (69 FR 44903, 7/28/04)
    AILA Doc. No. 04072865.
  • ICE/EOIR Notice on Countries to Which Foreign Nationals May be Removed (7/19/2004)
    DHS and DOJ rule specifing that acceptance by a country is not required for removal to that country, and that "country" does not require the existence or functionality of a government. Also addressed is the countries to which one may be removed. (69 FR 42901, 7/1/04)
    AILA Doc. No. 04071962.
  • DOJ Publishes its Semiannual Regulatory Agenda (6/30/2004)
    The Department of Justice published its semiannual regulatory agenda, outlining current and projected rulemaking efforts by the Department and provides an estimated timetable for each item. Included is the regulatory agenda for EOIR. (69 FR 37734, 6/28/04)
    AILA Doc. No. 04063066.
  • OSC Funding for Combating Immigration-Related Unfair Employment Discrimination (3/25/2004)
    OSC announces the availability of funds for grants to conduct public education programs about the rights of potential victims of employment discrimination and the responsibilities of employers under the INA’s anti-discrimination provisions. Applications due 5/7/04. (69 FR 13584, 3/23/04)
    AILA Doc. No. 04032510.
  • EOIR Rule Would Specify IJ Authority Under the U.S./Canada Safe Third Country Agreement (3/8/2004)
    EOIR proposed rule specifying the authority of immigration judges with respect to issues arising under the U.S./Canada “Safe Third Country” agreement including asylum claims made by individuals arriving from Canada at land border ports of entry. Comments are due by 5/7/04. (69 FR 10627, 3/8/04)
    AILA Doc. No. 04030862.